Princess Margaret
The Princess Margaret was built in 1931 by Wm. Denny of Dumbarton for the LMS (London, Midland & Scottish Railway) route from Stranraer to Larne. She was 325ft long, 2838 gross tons, and carried 1250 passengers, with 107 first class berths, and 54 second. Her speed was 20.5 knots. She also ran some coastal cruises and trips to Bangor from Larne. In 1939, on the appearance of the new Princess Victoria, she was transferred to the Heysham-Belfast route, returning to Stranraer when the new ship was requisitioned for war service.
She was reconditioned after the war, being converted to burn oil in 1952. She passed to CSP (Irish) when the railways were nationalised, and was withdrawn in 1961, when the new Caledonian Princess arrived. She was sold to Shun Tak of Hong Kong, renamed Macau, and used to the port of that name.
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Princess Margaret
LMS card of Princess Margaret
British Railways card of Princess Margaret, with additional white plating and cowl removed from her funnel.
Post-War Home Stores, Larne, card with a Transport Ferry Service converted landing craft in the background
A fine display of coal-burning smoke on a card of unknown publisher, posted 1946
Photoggraphic postcard of Princess Margaret.
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